Cech comes out of Retirement to join Ice Hockey Team

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Former Chelsea and Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech has joined National Ice Hockey League team Guildford Phoenix as a goaltender.

The Czech Republic legend, joined the second tier team after retiring from football, but his new found love doesn’t affect his role at Chelsea.

 

“I hope I can help this young team achieve their goals,” Cech said.

“After 20 years of professional football, this is going to be a wonderful experience for me to play the game I loved to watch and play as a kid.”

 

Cech, will be the team’s third choice goaltender and will only train when his Chelsea schedule allows.

 

“Some people seem to think I’ve changed my job. No I didn’t.

“Luckily my job at Chelsea doesn’t stop me in my spare time from playing the game I loved as a kid and which I’ve been playing for years. While being a professional footballer I couldn’t play the game for obvious reasons. Now I can.” He tweets.

 

Cech won four Premier League titles, the Champions League and Europa League during his time at Chelsea with Nigerian teammates Mikel Obi and Victor Moses.

 

Other footballers to switch sports:

Paolo Maldini – Tennis

Tim Wiese, Stuart Tomlinson, Grant Holt – Wrestling

Ivan Perisic – Beach volleyball

Dudek, Santiago Canizares, Fabien Barthez РMotor racing

Leon McKenzie & Curtis Woodhouse – Boxing

Gabriel Batistuta – Polo

Bixente Lizarazu – Jiu-jitsu

Clive Allen – American football

Gary Lineker – Cricket

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